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multi-networks (with WP Multi Network) wonky after 3.1 upgrade (8 posts)

  1. illovich
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have a site that has multiple networks as subdirectories, a la http://wp.school.edu/artSchool as one network and http://wp.school.edu/computerServices as another network, both of which are meant to have sub-sites.

    After upgrading to 3.1 I've had a couple problems -

    1. The plugin I used WP Multi-Network isn't available anymore, I hope only due to the Super Admin menu being gone. So I can't edit networks at all
    2. The network admin link always redirects to http://wp.school.edu/wp-admin/network/index.php so I can't make network changes to any network other than the root network (http://wp.school.edu/)

    This has the net effect of making those networks more or less useless. I may have misunderstood something critical - are multi networks technically a hack/unsupported thing/bad idea? I upgraded to 3.1 when I saw the "network" enhancements, assuming mistakenly that multi-networks would get a boost, but it's been… well, I already said. ;-)

  2. The plugin I used WP Multi-Network isn't available anymore, I hope only due to the Super Admin menu being gone. So I can't edit networks at all

    1. the url it used to have shoudl still work. the menu item itself may be off hiding somewhere else, like under "tools". So yeah, it;s only becasue the network admin is new.

    2. then go to the secodn network, type in the same URL string instead of clicking a link. secondnetwork.com/wp-admin/network/ *should* work.

    And... upgrading before checking to see if critical plugins have also been updated is the bad idea. ;)

  3. illovich
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I was able to fix the plugin, at least until it get's updated:
    ln 483 change:

    function admin_menu() {
    			add_submenu_page( '<strong>ms-admin.php</strong>', __( 'Networks' ), __( 'Networks' ), 'manage_options', 'networks', array( &$this, 'networks_page' ) );
    		}

    to

    function admin_menu() {
    			add_submenu_page( '<strong>index.php</strong>', __( 'Networks' ), __( 'Networks' ), 'manage_options', 'networks', array( &$this, 'networks_page' ) );
    		}

    This moves the menu to the dashboard - however, the other admin suspects that we are seeing some other exacerbations from having an old MU site that we upgraded to 3.x - his suspicion is that we'll fix a lot of the problems with a fresh install of 3.1.

    (this is a test server, not a production one - so we were a bit more cavalier about upgrading)

  4. There's usually a bit more to change...

    http://code.ipstenu.org/2011/wordpress-3-1-network-menu/

  5. illovich
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I suppose - except I've come to the conclusion that the specific functionality of multi-networks isn't really a feature of WP as such, so I'm going to drop exploring it, since I needed it to work like a deep/web/directory/hierarchy/

    I'd prefer to keep things as vanilla as possible for this project - it involves a lot of users, most of whom can't even reliably report which web site they were using when they got the error that is making them VERY ANGRY, much less give me any useful troubleshooting information.

  6. Oh lord, I know THOSE users. They work at my office too!

    Draw out what you need first, though. On paper (or visio whatever) and sort out exactly the way your subfolders and directions HAVE to work. From there, maybe we can help you sort out better methods.

    There's no one size fits all, o'course :)

  7. however, the other admin suspects that we are seeing some other exacerbations from having an old MU site that we upgraded to 3.x - his suspicion is that we'll fix a lot of the problems with a fresh install of 3.1.

    I concurr. ;)

    I've come to the conclusion that the specific functionality of multi-networks isn't really a feature of WP as such,

    It;s one of those hidden gems. ;)

    since I needed it to work like a deep/web/directory/hierarchy/

    yeah..... multiple networks don't do much for that.

    and what ipstenu said.

  8. brodock
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

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